Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Catherine McGuire

Director, Health Data Resources
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Office Location

431 Wishcamper Center


(207) 780-4034



Cathy McGuire is the Director of Health Data Resources. She has worked at the Cutler Institute for over 30 years, providing policy‐directed analysis of Medicaid and Medicare administrative data, and implementing data solutions to support research and operations for Medicaid. Through this long experience, Cathy has developed extensive expertise working with and combining a variety of health care data sets, including claims, clinical assessment, vital records and primary data, developing an infrastructure to support both operational and analytic uses. Complementing this expertise, Cathy has extensive knowledge of how policy and operations impact the quality and use of these data for research and policy analysis – experience of critical importance for ensuring that the information and reporting produced are of the highest possible quality.

Cathy also has extensive knowledge of Maine's long term services system. She has worked on the development of the Minimum Data Set for nursing homes, developing the case mix payment and quality assurance system in the National Case Mix Demonstration Project, and subsequent systems developed in Maine for residential care and adult family care homes. She continues to lead the Muskie School teams that support Maine’s Case Mix Payment and Quality Assurance Systems. Cathy has worked on the state and national level to develop quality indicators for use in facility and state survey quality initiatives. Cathy has also worked with the Maine Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services (DLRS) to improve the use of the national Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (QIES), leveraging this technology for broader state use for licensing and regulatory services.

Cathy served as the lead for the Muskie School team that developed and now manages a secure web portal Value-Based Purchasing Management System (VMS) to manage health homes panels, utilization and payment information.  She is currently working with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services to expand the use of this portal for Maine’s Accountable Community initiative.

Cathy has a B.S. from the University of Southern Maine.


Datesort ascending Title Type
2016 Adults Using Long Term Services and Supports: Population and Service Use Trends in Maine, SFY 2014 Chartbook
2014 Factors Affecting Costs in Medicaid Populations With Behavioral Health Disorders Journal Article
2013 Dementia in Maine: Characteristics, Care, and Cost Across Settings [CHARTBOOK] Report
2012 Older Adults and Adults With Disabilities: Population and Service Use Trends in Maine, 2012 Edition. Chartbook. Report
2012 "Homelike" Characteristics of Maine's Residential Services: A Survey of Maine's Residential Service Settings (2010). Chartbook. Report
2012 Members Dually Eligible for MaineCare and Medicare Benefits: MaineCare and Medicare Expenditures and Utilization, State Fiscal Year 2010. Chartbook. Report
2010 Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities: Population and Service Use Trends in Maine Report
2009 MaineCare Physician Practice: Physician and Office Manager Surveys Report
2009 Cross-System Profile of Maine's Long Term Support System: A New View of Maine's Long Term Services and Supports and the People Served Report
2009 Analysis of 2006 Maine Emergency Department Use Report
2008 Understanding Changes to Physician Practice Arrangements in Maine and New Hampshire Report
2007 Assessment of Maine's Long-Term Care Needs. Baseline Report: Demographics and Use of Long Term Care Services in Maine Report
2007 Depression Among Maine Nursing Facility Residents Report
2007 Caring for People with Alzheimer's Disease or Dementia in Maine [Research & Policy Brief] Research and Policy Brief